Archive for October 28, 2013

Anxiety is a good thing


By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor.

Some anxiety is a good thing.

A little anxiety some of the time may be helpful. It is only when the volume on your anxiety control gets turned up too loud that it becomes a problem.

Dictionary definitions of anxiety include such things as nervousness about something that is going to happen and something that causes you to worry.

In these troubled economic times, worry about your job and job security makes sense, especially if you work in an industry or company that has been having economic difficulties. Even those government jobs that used to be the height of security don’t seem immune from danger these days.

But if you spend needless hours in worry that you might get laid off or fired when there is no basis in fact for that worry, then your anxiety control might have its…

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By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Licensed Counselor.

What is the difference between an emotional problem and a mental illness?

Emotions and mental illness Is there really a difference?

Back in the Freudian days, they tended to think that there were two kinds of problems, Neurosis and Psychosis. Those with Neurosis had problems of living; they were too sad, too anxious, or worried too much. Those with psychosis were clearly mentally ill. The heard voices saw things did things that looked irrational. We sent them away to the sanitarium, now called the state hospital. We also tended to mix the mentally ill in with those with an intellectual disability.

Then this nice neat system began to crumble.

Medication can reduce the symptoms of “mental illness.”

First, they discovered a medication that stopped or reduced the voices and other hallucinations. If a med could shut off voices, was…

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La autoestima es el concepto que tenemos de nuestro valor como personas y de nuestra capacidad. Esto se construye a partir de la valoración que las personas más importantes y cercanas hacen de nosotros y de las experiencias y sentimientos que se producen durante toda la vida, especialmente en la niñez y en la adolescencia,

Es por esto, que debemos enseñarles a los niños a descubrir lo mejor de si mismos y a valorarse y también debemos tener en cuenta que en la medida en que se sientan amados y aceptados tendrán un mejor autoconcepto.

Toda persona con una autoestima elevada, es decir, que acepte sus características físicas y psicológicas, es capaz de afrontar cualquier reto que se le presente


• Ellos son importantes y tienen derechos; al respetarlos hará que se valoren, se respeten y aprendan…

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The Cathie Barash Blog

I first heard about the video above while watching a program where Oprah was discussing how much it had changed her life. We often dismiss or refuse to listen to certain messages because we may not be a fan of the messenger.

However, whether we are a supporter of Oprah or Pastor Joel Osteen or not, this sermon is very powerful, and makes us think about the words we say after, “I AM.”

For example, saying statements like, I AM blessed, I AM loved, and I AM happy, feels a lot more empowering on a daily basis than, I AM old, I AM fat, or I AM lazy.

The words we say not only influences how we feel but influences what we experience as well. It is explained in the video as, “Whatever follows ‘I am’ will come looking for you.”

When we repeatedly say, “I Am tired”…

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